International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) July newsletter now available

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International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) July newsletter now available

Published: Monday, August 18, 2014

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA), an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges, is providing AHPA members with the latest international supplement regulation news through theIADSA Newsflash, a monthly e-newsletter.

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The August IADSA Newsflash includes:

Emerging Issues

  1. An increasing awareness among regulators of the role of adverse event reporting systems in providing the data that they require to feel comfortable about the placing of botanicals and combination products on the market
  2. A drive to introduce maximum levels of vitamins and minerals for vulnerable population groups, particularly children
  3. Shifts from registration to notification systems for bringing products to market. The term 'notification' is enjoying an increased usage among regulators across the world looking for a way to move away from burdensome registration systems

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

  • ACCSQ TMHS PWG Inter-sessional meeting to be held 25-29 August


  • Draft Food Safety Law including new Health Food RegulatoryFramework being reviewed by National People's Congress
  • China publishes Draft Administration on Food Recall and Halt of Market Circulation


  • Korea notifies WTO of draft amendment to functional health foods


  • Approval of dietary supplements on hold following Bombay HC's judgment


  • Gluten-free foods EU Regulation publishedGeneric descriptor application for 'probiotico' submitted by Italy
  • Red Rice in the focus of French Academy of Pharmacy
  • France publishes its permitted list of botanicals for supplements
  • Food supplements on the Czech market in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Extension of use for Schizochytrium
  • Citicoline wins Novel Food approval
  • EFSA confirms the current ADI for Indigo Carmine
  • EFSA proposes a new ADI for SunsetYellow FCF
  • Iron oxide


  • Public Consultation on Allergen Labeling


  • New bill to regulate advertising of Food Supplements

Costa Rica

  • New temporary registration process for Food Supplements

South Africa

  • Amendments to the CAM Regulations challenged by industry

GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)

  • GSO New Draft standard on food additives
  • Amendment to the GSO 2233 on Requirements of nutritional labeling

United States

  • FDA Issues nanomaterial safety guidance
  • FDA Gluten fee Label Rules now effective
  • FDA warns about powdered pure caffeine sold over the Internet


  • Self-regulating organization of dietary supplement producers
  • Bill on falsified dietary supplements gets first reading approval


  • Attempts continue to regulate sales of dietary supplements as medicines

Customs Union

  • CU technical regulation for supplements underway